Team ICO's Shadow of the Colossus has too many critical flaws to be known as one of the best exclusives.
Indeed ... I will never understand the enthousiasm around this game. It's repetitive like hell
You can say that about any game.
Every colossus is defeated completely differently from the others. Did you watch a playthrough or something? Cause this cannot be a complaint for someone who actually played the game blind.
I don’t believe that you have played it through based on what you just said.
@tucky Its a different experience, I actually really dig the game... not sure any game quite captures battling it out with giant bosses like this. I mean sure game after game has giant bosses, imo, most of the time they are weak and you never get the sense of scale.... SotC captures that. Now I have to admit, if I was playing on a 20 inch tube tv, I probably wouldn't appreciate the game so much... but since I game on front projector on a 100-120 inch screen... its a whole different experience to other games in this area. This game isn't for everyone... there is nothing wrong with it not being your thing. I would put games like Journey for example in the same mix, its either something you dig or you don't. But no, there isn't really a game that has existed that quite captures fighting super huge bosses like SotC... the game is beautiful as well. There really wasn't any hype for this game until the Digital Foundry previews came out a few weeks ago... more of a surprise hit if you ask me. Nothing wrong with you not digging it and its not meant to replace all of your other games for the next year.... its definitely a smaller title, it'll probably sell 1-3 million units for what is a smaller title type game to round out a person's library. Tell you what... find someone with a new front projector and a 100-120 inch screen and decent sound system, if you can play it on the Pro...that will be a bonus... after that... come back and talk.
Repetitive? Have you even played it? Every battle is completely different from every other battle.
Yea you've never played the game lol.
There are non repetitive games that are terrible and repetitive games that are masterpieces. You're going to have to do better than that. lol.
Not as repetitive as grinding in open world rpgs?
This poor dude. He really missed the mark on this one. Like... unbelievably screwed up his playthrough. There's not an imaginative or artistic bone in this writer's body. He's playing this game like it's a race to the finish with no regard to intent, the world, or (obviously encouraged) exploration. The mechanics work as they always have and that's a good thing, IMO. Once you figure out how to make them work for you, you'll never forget. I understand if someone is frustrated by the climbing or gripping not always being perfect, but keep playing. You'll figure out how to stop "missing" and how to always successfully scale with no mistakes. Just have to adjust to the world.
This game is a perfect example of "The whole is more than the sum of its parts" The autor only sees the parts and is unable to see the whole as he is traped inside his own thoughts of "how it should be" Some people are unable to see things for what they are. So even if something comes along that is better or is intended to be different they will still only see that it is not what they expected or what they think to know. So they try to rationalize it and bring it down based on their core opinion, of which they think is the absolute truth. Just dont expect anything and take thinks for what they are. Stop comparing and start playing with an open mind.
The minimalism in this game is jam packed to perfection. This game is all about gameplay mechanics cleverly designed to adapt to all moving levels which are the colossi.
It also bothers me when people take remasters/remakes and compare them to the games today. This game is meant to play the SAME as it did a decade ago. The only thing that's supposed to change is the graphics and bugs, to keep it authentic.
Still looks and plays better than a lot of games I've purchased recently though.
Dont bother clicking...
The metacritic score states otherwise.
Sales, too. Plus a lot of third party devs using photo mode - a lot of interest!
To each their own I love this game and look forward to GENDesigns next game
Haha at least hype didn't get the game cancelled or hurt sales eh
everytime i see article like that i always have one question...who the F cares??????
Blame your casualness and not the hype. The hype is warranted: the game is just as good as everyone says
The author only likes halo or gears
The author isn’t a fan of minimalist game design, which is unfortunate since ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are two of the most influential games of all time
If one game can be called a masterpiece, it's Shadow of the Colossus. Even back on the original, it was years ahead of it's time! Was it perfect? No. Doesn't change the fact that it's one of the best game ever made...Sure you might not like it, But the majority here speaks volume!
Can't agree with this. Even if the controls are a bit outdated, especially by today's standards. The game itself is an easy 9/10. I love this game.
Ok, real gamers dont let things like "hype" ruin games for them. Also, if youre even old enough to have played the orig you would know why this game has gotten higher scores than the orig. Plus, most of this so called hype is comming from ppl from the 1st game that consider sotc to be one of their fav games from the ps2.
Good thing your opinion doesn't matter.
sounds like a personal problem that has nothing to do with the game
It is everything I thought it'd be and then some! Amazing game!!!!
Was there really a 'hype' for this game? I thought the game had good reviews. Not necessarily 'hype'.
That's how I feel about Gears of War, Halo, and Bioshock. Although, of the three, Bioshock is less of a letdown.
This is a masterpiece. 10/10 classic.
Reminds me of those that were downplaying Zelda. Games are more than the sum of their parts so even if there are areas where SoTC isn't at its best (and all games have this), in the end its the whole experience that the game provides to the players that matters. The experience that SoTC provides is stellar despite some shortcomings here and there hence the hype and positive criticism from gamers and critics alike. The game might be not your cup of tea and that is fine but don't blame how others perceive this game for not enjoying it.
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